Coming soon will be public mapping tools to assist the public in drawing maps. There are different tools for different purposes, and different tools for different levels of technical skill and interest.

A variety of map-drawing tools will be available:

1. Paper-only maps

    • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population Count (in English or Spanish)
    • Alternatively, submit any form of hand-drawn map that identifies street names.

2. Paper maps with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to calculate population totals

    • Public Participation Kit – Paper Map w/ Population ID#s (in English or Spanish)
    • Public Participation Kit – Excel Spreadsheet (in English or Spanish)

3. Click here for DistrictR (link coming soon), a simple online map drawing tool to easily draw neighborhoods or communities of interest.

4. Click here for Caliper’s Maptitude Online Redistricting mapping tool to draw maps census block by census block and submit maps electronically.

Paper map kits may be picked up at the following locations:

  • Orange City Hall – 300 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
  • Main Library – 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866
  • Grijalva Sports Center – 368 N. Prospect Ave., Building B, Orange, CA 92869
  • El Modena Branch Library – 380 S. Hewes Ave., Orange, CA 92869
  • Taft Branch Library – 740 E. Taft Ave, Orange, CA 92865

If you would like to submit a map created using your own software, please email to and include: (1) a GIS Shapefile and/or a Census Block equivalency file (using 2020 Census Blocks); and, (2) a description of the choices and key points of your map.

Submit maps to After you submit your map, the demographic consultants will generate the population and other demographic details for your proposed map. Maps can be viewed on the Draft Maps page or on the Interactive Review Map (link coming soon).

It is helpful if you submit written comments with your map describing how your map was drawn to meet the required criteria. An example of this would be describing the specific neighborhoods or communities of interest that are kept within a single district.